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Sneak Peek – Foster’s

by Grace Bonney

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Philadelphia Home Magazine editor, Lauren McCutcheon, was gracious enough to share this Philadelphia based sneak peek featured in the current issue. Ken Foster and Larry Lantz, the great minds behind the hip Foster’s Homeware store in Philadelphia, turned this once-working farmhouse into a country respite where they can escape city-life and take in some wildlife. They began by painstakingly revealing the home’s original, simple lines and then filled it with wonderful finds from local antique shops and their own shop. The end result pays homage to the home’s history while maintaining an updated, modernized feel.

(Special thanks to Steve Giralt for allowing us to use his beautiful photographs)

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[A farmhouse table from Ikea is pared with modern aluminum chairs. After coming to the realization that their modern dishes would look out of place, Ken and Larry started collecting brown-and-white transferware.]

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[The front parlor is adorned with a beautiful collection of mid-century white vases that pop from the chocolate brown color of the built-in shelves.]

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[Once the attic, the master bedroom is a cozy sanctuary away from the many guests they often host.]

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[Ken, with his basement full of decorative accessories, creates and recreates small vignettes throughout the house. A mini bar is composed of old and new decanters.]

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[Charley Harper silkscreens adorn the wall of the living room. A window peeks into the kitchen.]

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